Sister Jean Anne Zappa, a native of Pittsburgh, recently celebrated her 50th anniversary in the Ursuline Order. She joined the Ursuline sisters in 1967 after graduating from Ursuline Academy Pittsburgh. She also received degrees from Bellarmine College and St. Meinrad School of Theology. She was a Bellarmine Trustee from 2002-08.
Sr. Zappa taught at Angela Merici High School from 1972-78 and Sacred Heart Academy from 1978-90. She served as the director of the Office of Ursuline Life from 1977-80 and served as the first Mission Effectiveness director of Ursuline Campus Schools from 1990-96. She was an instructor for the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Permanent Diaconate Program from 1985-96. She also served in parish ministry as pastoral associate of St. Athanasius Church from 1996-99, as well as serving on the Ursuline Sisters Leadership Team from 1996-2002 and as president from 2002-08.
Sister Zappa currently serves in mission development with Shively Area Ministries, a ministry she has worked with since 1999.